Puppy Contract

Breeder Guarantee

The Breeder warrants that the Dachshund is a healthy, purebred dachshund that is current on standard immunizations. The Dachshund has been evaluated by the Breeder with respect to other representatives of the breed at approximately the same age and has been determined to be structurally and temperamentally suited to be a companion, hunting, and/or obedience dog. The Dachshund has been micro-chipped and will be registered with the American Kennel Club to the new owner at the time of purchase.

The Dachshund is guaranteed to be healthy upon delivery to the Buyer. Subject to the requirements and limitations below, (1) the Dachshund may be returned for a refund of the Purchase Price within 10 days of receipt due to any unhealthy condition noted by the Buyer or by a licensed veterinarian or (2) the Buyer may request a refund of the Purchase Price within 12 months in the case of a hereditary defect diagnosed by a licensed veterinarian that results in loss of life or poor quality of life.

The aforementioned guarantee is subject to the following requirements and limitations:

  • Within 10 days of receipt of the Dachshund, the Buyer shall have the Dachshund undergo a thorough exam by a licensed veterinarian at the expense of the Buyer.
  • Infectious diseases whose symptoms appear after the first 72 hours (3 days) are not covered under this guarantee.
  • Worms/parasites are not covered under this guarantee as they are a common condition in young puppies.
  • An immunization record must be kept for the Buyer to receive compensation for any hereditary defect.
  • Any unhealthy condition which occurs after receipt of the Dachshund by the Buyer and is caused by an accident or negligence is not covered by this guarantee.
  • Conditions that are caused or exacerbated by the Dachshund’s living environment subsequent to receipt of the Dachshund by the buyer are not covered by this guarantee.
  • Conditions whose cause is ambiguous in nature, such as conditions which may be either hereditary or environmentally caused, are not covered by this guarantee.
  • The Breeder does not make any guarantee as to the Dachshund’s adult size, weight, hair, coat, skin conditions, temperament, trainability, fertility, or adult conformation.

The Breeder shall not provide a refund if the Dachshund is “put to sleep” due to a health condition without first notifying the Breeder of the condition and providing the Breeder an opportunity to rehome the Dachshund if the Breeder elects to do so.

Although it is not necessary to return the Dachshund to the Breeder or have the Dachshund destroyed to collect in the case of a hereditary defect diagnosed after 10 days of receipt, the Dachshund must be neutered or spayed with proof of the same provided to the Breeder in writing from your veterinarian before any compensation will be made. Breeder has the option to request Dachshund be taken to the Breeder’s veterinarian to validate any diagnosis or any opinion that the Dachshund may have a poor quality of life due to a hereditary defect. The confirmation vet bill will be at the Breeder’s expense if confirmed or at the Buyer’s expense if not confirmed.

Return Agreement

The Buyer agrees that if he/she is unable to keep this Dachshund, he/she will not sell, give away, or otherwise dispose of this Dachshund without first contacting the Breeder. Should the Buyer become unable to care for the Dachshund at any time, the Buyer can return the Dachshund to the Breeder for placement without compensation. Under no circumstances will the Dachshund be surrendered to a dog pound, rescue operation, or humane society. If the Dachshund is lawfully in the possession of any such facility, the Breeder has exclusive right to take possession of the Dachshund, and the Buyer agrees to bear full responsibility for payment of any related fees.

Buyer Responsibilities

The Buyer agrees to keep this Dachshund current on their veterinarian-recommended immunizations, to provide food necessary for the well-being of the Dachshund, to provide shelter from excessive heat or cold, to provide annual veterinary exams, to provide any other veterinary care necessary for the health of the Dachshund, and to register and pay taxes on the Dachshund in accordance with any applicable state or local regulations.

The Dachshund has had routine deworming, but the Buyer will need to continue deworming the Dachshund every 4 weeks until the Dachshund is 4 months old.

The Buyer agrees not to breed the Dachshund unless the Dachshund (1) was purchased with American Kennel Club full registration, (2) is at least 12 months old, and (3) has received a recent clean bill of health from a licensed veterinarian with no known defects or issues.

Last updated February 2022